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Emirates' A380 first-class shower spa experience resumes – and the bar is open again too 

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Well-heeled flyers can breathe a sigh of relief – they can have a shower again at 40,000ft in Emirates’ A380 first-class cabins.

But the good news doesn’t end there – the lounge bar service is also resuming and from November 1 Emirates’ signature dining service restarts. 

Emirates says that its celebrated A380 onboard lounge and shower spa have resumed operations with additional health and safety measures in place.

Well-heeled flyers can have a shower again at 40,000ft in Emirates' A380 first-class cabins. Pictured is an Emirates shower spa before the new additional health and safety measures were put in place

Well-heeled flyers can have a shower again at 40,000ft in Emirates’ A380 first-class cabins. Pictured is an Emirates shower spa before the new additional health and safety measures were put in place 

First-class customers will be given an individual amenity bag full of luxury spa products, pictured, when taking a shower

First-class customers will be given an individual amenity bag full of luxury spa products, pictured, when taking a shower 

When first-class customers take a shower, luxury spa products will be provided in individual amenity bags.

The sets include ‘pamper essentials’ from award-winning, organic and sustainable Irish brand Voya, a disposable bath towel and a menu from which to choose additional amenities.

The A380 onboard lounge, meanwhile, which serves first and business class customers, will transform into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols in place.

The bar, said Emirates, continues to serve wines, spirits, soft drinks and pre-packaged lounge bites for customers to ‘take and enjoy in the comfort of their own seats’.

Customers can also make their orders from their seats if they prefer, it added.

The social areas in business class on select Boeing 777 aircraft and in first class have also re-opened, with pre-packed snacks for customers to grab and go.

From November 1, Emirates said that its onboard dining experience will return to its signature service ‘while observing strict hygiene protocols’.

The A380 onboard lounge, pictured, will transform into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols in place

The A380 onboard lounge, pictured, will transform into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols in place

The bar continues to serve wines, spirits, soft drinks and pre-packaged lounge bites for customers to 'take and enjoy in the comfort of their own seats'

The bar continues to serve wines, spirits, soft drinks and pre-packaged lounge bites for customers to ‘take and enjoy in the comfort of their own seats’

Customers in all classes, the carrier revealed, ‘will enjoy multi-course meals and choose from a complimentary selection of beverages including wine and beer, as well as juices and soft drinks’.

Cocktails will also be served in premium classes. 

In economy class, customers will be able to choose from two wines; in business class, customers will be able to choose from six wines including port and Champagne, while in first class, customers will have a selection of 11 wines – including a dessert wine, port and revered Dom Perignon Champagne.

The onboard welcome is being upgraded, too.

Emirates will soon launch a welcome drink in premium classes called ‘Vitality Boost’ in first and business class.

The Dubai-based carrier said: ‘[Our] chefs and nutritionists have created a refreshing blend of apple, ginger and hibiscus to give customers a health kick on their journey. The vegan, nutrient-rich drink is packed with antioxidants, and free from gluten and added sugar. The health drink will be a staple on board and continually refreshed to offer different flavours. Customers can also choose from a range of welcome drinks, including Champagne and other juices.’

Emirates said that its app had been enhanced to allow customers on board to browse the menus on their personal devices both online and offline with the latest app update.

For more information on Emirates’ coronavirus health and safety protocols visit www.emirates.com/yoursafety and www.emirates.com/COVID19assistance to learn more about the carrier’s Covid-19 medical bill assistance programme, which covers Covid-19-related medical expenses for customers, free of cost, should they be diagnosed with Covid-19 during their travel while they are away from home. 

From November 1, Emirates said that its onboard dining experience would return to its signature service. Pictured is one of the airline's A380s

From November 1, Emirates said that its onboard dining experience would return to its signature service. Pictured is one of the airline’s A380s 

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